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Michael Kearney
Born (1874-10-04)October 4, 1874
Died October 31, 1937(1937-10-31) (aged 63)
Place of birth Newmarket, Ireland
Place of burial Holy Cross Cemetery Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1896 - 1926
Rank Captain
Unit U.S.S. Nashville
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Michael Kearney (October 4, 1874- October 31, 1937) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Kearney was born October 4, 1874 in Newmarket, Ireland and after entering the Marine Corps in 1896 he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as a private.[1]

He died October 31, 1937 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery Brooklyn, New York.[2]

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 4 October 1874, Newmarket, Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kearney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Kearney, Michael". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  2. "Michael Kearney". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 

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